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Alive & Thrive: Changing behaviors, improving lives

March 23, 2016

Describes the Alive & Thrive initiative by outlining how and why we began, what we’ve achieved and how we’ve evolved today. Also illustrates the four […]

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Lancet Breastfeeding Series 2016, Indonesia

March 21, 2016

The new Lancet Breastfeeding Series is the largest and most comprehensive analysis to quantify levels, trends, and benefits of breastfeeding around the world. The Series revealed that […]

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Advocacy briefs: Cost of not breastfeeding

March 21, 2016

Recent scientific evidence has shown that breastfeeding is critical to a child’s health and development. Yet, in 2012, the global rate of exclusive breastfeeding (consuming nothing […]

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Applying innovative and proven approaches to improve infant and young child feeding practices in Nigeria

February 19, 2016

This brief describes a multicomponent approach for improving infant feeding practices in Nigeria. Nigeria brief

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Formative research to support improved infant feeding in Burkina Faso: Findings and recommendations for action

February 8, 2016

This brief discusses the findings and recommendations from a study conducted to identify existing practices, barriers, and facilitating factors related to optimal infant and young child feeding […]

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Brief: Fasting study in Ethiopia

January 19, 2016

In 2015, Alive & Thrive conducted a qualitative study on “Young child feeding practices in Amhara region: The role of religious-based fasting in Orthodox communities.” […]

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Drivers of Behavior (radio): Ethiopia program strategy

December 28, 2015

This tool consists of a simple table that traces the pathway from formative research findings in Ethiopia— especially regarding the benefits and barriers to priority […]


Exclusive Breastfeeding: The Only Source of Water Young Infants Need to Stay Healthy and Hydrated (English and French)

December 10, 2015

Describes the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding with specific focus on the water content in breastmilk and the health risks of giving water and other liquids […]

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Creating a culture of optimal breastfeeding: an investment in Burkina Faso’s health, social, and economic development (English and French)

December 10, 2015

Describes the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the context of Burkina Faso and presents actions that policy makers and program managers can take to help […]

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Viet Nam national infant and young child feeding (IYCF) training program and manuals

November 11, 2015

Developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF, and Alive & Thrive, these materials equip health workers at all levels with the […]

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